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Clinical Psychologist in Cancer Services

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year £48,526 - £54,619 Per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of a major new development of a cancer psychology service at Nottingham University Hospitals we are looking for a band 8a full-time Clinical Psychologist to join our cancer psychology team - we would welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists or 3rd year trainees due to qualify this year.

You will work alongside a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and other Clinical Psychologists as part of a supportive and caring team of cancer psychologists. You will provide highly specialist inpatient and outpatient psychological assessments and interventions to people with cancer, and psychological advice, supervision, consultancy and training to multi-disciplinary colleagues.

The cancer related concerns will include helping individuals prepare for complex treatments and associated decision-making, enhance their ability to cope with cancer related fatigue and appearance change cancer related traumatic stress, managing fears of recurrence or cancer spread, and living well with treatable but not curable cancer.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

The post holder will be responsible for linking to up to three cancer MDTs on behalf of the service to provide consultation and psychological supervision to colleagues, and main psychologist for those tumour sites.

This is a role where you will be able to use a full range of clinical psychology skills, and make a significant difference to the lives of people living with cancer. There is lots of scope for career development: from CPD and developing further skills in the specialty and supporting service development and innovation, to the chance to contribute to research, or policy work in psychological care for people with cancer. For newly quql

Interested applicants are warmly encouraged to contact us for an informal discussion about the role, and how we would support you in your professional development.. You would also be welcome to visit us at the city hospital campus. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with: Mike Rennoldson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist- Cancer, tel. 0115 969 1169 ext 73640

About us

The post holders will be employed by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The post may comprise of a mix of onsite and remote working involving some virtual appointments where appropriate and applicants must have the personal qualities and resilience to be able to work in a busy acute trust setting.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the full job description and person specification for the full description of duties.

If youd like any more information about the role, please dont hesitate to get in touch with:

Mike Rennoldson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist- Cancer, tel. 0115 848 4360

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level (or equivalent) training in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registration


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.



  • Working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist for at least 2 years
  • Psychologist in Clinical Health Psychology or with issues of health and illness
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting


  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience of conducting clinical research and service evaluation
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients with cancer



  • Excellent skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Commitment to support the Trust's Values


  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies or assessment methodologies

Analytical & judgement


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative methods


  • Knowledge of complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for people with serious health conditions

Planning and organisation skills


  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to distressing situations
  • Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings


  • Experience and/or training in the supervision of other psychologists.

Physical skills


  • Ability to move between a number of locations within the hospital in a working day.

Other requirements


  • Up to date immunisations are required (including TB, HepB)


  • - Ability to work flexible hours to suit the service and its clients

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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